He was born in Guadalajara on 11 December 1948 and studied architecture between 1967 and 1971 and music and hospitality in 1971–1973 at Conservatorio del Estado de Jalisco. Colunga’s painting and sculpting abilities were self-taught. He has also extensively studied anthropology and languages.
His work is characterized by the intensity of his vision and his passionate expressionism and gained international recognition.
His universe of imagination and his original working in the Latin American tradition of surrealism and fantasy . He has participated in many exhibitions, individually and collectively since 1968, in the United States, Mexico, Europe and South America. Some of his works of art form part of important private collections as well as museum collections. He works on ambitious sculptural projects in various countries as an example He has done One well-known series of eight sculptures of his, The Rotunda by the Sea, is a collection of bronze chairs that were created for Puerto Vallarta’s boardwalk (malecon). And some huge sculptures at the Nassau County Museum in Long Island New york
Colunga has cited Rufino Tamayo as one artist who has influenced his work. He studied architecture for thee years before dedicating himself to painting in 1971.